Beer problem solved.

Beer. Man's Best FriendRe: Friend’s gig on Friday Night

How to buy beer at friend’s gig when we are not allowed to ‘go out to eat’ while on this goal revolution of ours.

  • We will be dropping our daughter of at (free) babysister’s house (I <3 SIL) for Overnight stay.
  • We will be driving back home to make couple’s dinner of Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs, White Rice, and Veggies with a Green Salad (see, just have to use creativity – maybe I will light a couple of candles to make it romantic).
  • Beer?

  • We decided since my son’s is away for the summer and daughter doesn’t do her chores… we have their allowance money to splurge (as long as the chores are done). Son = $13.50 (The other $1.50 from his $15 allowance or 10% automatically goes into his savings); Daughter = $5

Total: $18.50 to have beer at friend’s gig. πŸ™‚

See? It can all work out somehow. Do you think this is a worthy solution? Or should I bank the $18.50 and proceed with Plan B that you are going to offer me?

Oh ya, we will be bringing purse snacks. The pub won’t know about that one.


6 thoughts on “Beer problem solved.

  1. Sharon

    Hmmm, what are the rules again? You can’t buy any drinks? Can you use some grocery money? Using kids allowance is somewhat ingenious, however, unsustainable. (They’ll make sure of that!)

    1. admin

      We’re not allowed to go out to eat. If we’re going to a pub and puchasing bar stuff then it counts.
      My daughter hasn’t got her allowance for 3 weeks now because she gets away with not doing her chores. When she wants a new Littlest Pet Shop toy then she’ll march on it! My son… you’re probably right on that one. I’ll hear it when he realizes there is no money in his account. lol.

      I’m sure I could reroute a bit of funds from somewhere. But, we are keeping it minimal. I know that our bill won’t be more than $18.50. πŸ™‚
      I’m just trying to see how creatively ingenious we can get. I am kind of having fun with this goal challenge thing of ours.

      Are you ready for your No Spend August with a No Rebound September? Rootin’ for ya!

  2. Mama Bird

    Beer is always worth some ingenuity. And I say, no chores=no money, so go for it!! Yeah, it might not last but it gives you some time to figure out something else while your drinkin’. πŸ˜‰

    1. admin

      LOL. True. True. Might not last, but its one step closer to another. πŸ™‚

      I think Beer is worth some ingenuity… nice line by the way. And whether it be soda or otherwise… it was determining how to get around the event as a whole.

      You know, I am actually considering sneaking in my own container of liquid enjoyness. Cheapskate maybe, but I am really wanting to prove to myself that I can do this!

  3. Dave

    Great idea! Though I don’t have kids to take (I mean, not allow) their allowance.

    One great way to save for that night out where you want to have a few drinks is to reduce your grocery budget by $20 for that week. I know I know. You start thinking “What?!? I have already reduced my budget for groceries to practically nothing.” The cool thing is now that you are comfortable with your current budget, it won’t hurt as much to knock it down a bit again. Plus you will enjoy being a little more creative. One thing to try is not to buy anything brand name and not buy anything you wouldn’t eat at the table aka chips and cookies. I did that in college and became healthier and heavier. Heavier? Cause all that extra money I was saving was weighing me down…..Ohhhhhhh. Okay, that was a stupid joke. But you get my drift.

    Well wishes—

    1. admin

      I am glad to see people share in my beer dilemma. LOL. I liked your latter comment. My Husband got a good laugh from that one.

      Actually our grocery budget isn’t so bad. Left room to wiggle. Plus not eating out any more… well, I think that there is $20 to be spared. I don’t want my man’s friends to laugh at him too hard if I pull pub snacks out of my bag. LOL.

      And I like the creativity because it makes you think, “what do I have already? What I can I use that I already have?”

      Thanks for stopping by. I’m gonna blogroll U! πŸ™‚

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